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Itinerary thailand, focus on North-West

Posted by NLTravelFish91 on 7/2/2015 at 13:22

Hi all, This coming july i'm in Thailand for one month. It's the first time im going to Thailand and i'm very excited. Since we are going to visit a friend in Loei, we'll stay most of the time in the north. Also because we are more interested in Culture & nature then the beach. Ivé made the following itinerary with places based on reccomendations on this website etcetera. My questions are the following ones. * Does all the places have a good connection whith bus or any other kind of pub ...

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chonburi to Trat

Posted by amnicoll on 13/2/2015 at 07:16

Does anyone know if there is a mini van (best) or bus from Chonburi to either Chanthaburi or better still Trat? and if so from where do they leave (assume the bus will leave from the bus station but what about the mini van) ...

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Thai Etiquette.

Posted by BuzzmFrog84 on 10/2/2015 at 21:32

I should have started looking at this much earlier. I've been looking at several different guides...blogs, youtube posts get an idea on greetings and such. I'm starting to get the basics of the wai greeting but I'd hate to offend someone and give the wrong one. I've also seen that you should bow and in some cases walk on your knees when it comes to passing the elderly. Now, I don't expect a walk-through on all of the etiquette I should know but any links or info would be incredibly ap ...

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29 yrs male traveller reaching Thailand on 11th Feb looking for a female companion....

Posted by rsa369 on 19/1/2015 at 07:19

Hey there, I look for like minded ppl to join with me during my stay in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket. Look orward to female companions who loves to explore something new... if you have already planned something then I am flexible to amend my plans... come.. letz partyyy.... ...

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Thailand and the heat in April

Posted by Danni on 12/2/2015 at 09:06

Hello, I am planning a trip in april with my Family. My mother is 66 years old and we are from Denmark. My mother is not used to tropical climate and has never been to a tropical country. Therefore i want to ask, if anybody has experience with Thailand i february? i have listed the questions under here, and hope you will try to answer them: 1. Where is the weather coolest in april, Koh Chang or Ko Samui? 2. Would the heat be to much for a 66 year old woman with no experience in tropical climate? ...

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Johnnie Guest House - Mae Hong Son - Anyone been?

Posted by altmtl on 6/2/2015 at 16:00

Wondering if anyone here has ever stayed on Johnnie Guest House in Mae Hong Son? it has some good reviews on tripadvisor but isn't listed on the TF site. ...

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Stopover in Phrae or Phitsanulok ?

Posted by altmtl on 9/2/2015 at 18:12

Phrae or Phitsanulok? I think I asked a question along these lines months ago... but I can't find it. I want to break up my journey from Chiang to Loei/Chiang Khan - so I was wondering where most interesting place to stop for a night or two. Looking for guesthouses in the 300 - 350 baht range. I like markets, river towns, Places with a little life and walkable things to do during the day. P'lok sounds like a good option because I can go be 3rd class train and it seems to be more lively. Train ...

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BKK to Hua Hin - Anybody want to share a taxi? Leaving Thursday

Posted by nodnud on 10/2/2015 at 02:32

I'm in BKK and want to head over to Hua Hin for a few nights. Instead of being cramped in to a mini-van or taking the train (unexpected delays or whatever) I would prefer to just take a taxi their at my own leisure. Approx. 2.5 hour trip depending on traffic. If anybody wants to get to Hua Hin on Thursday 12th February and split the cost of the taxi please let me know. I plan to leave before noon. The taxi fare is approx. 2,000 baht one way from Bangkok to Hua Hin subject to fixed price ne ...

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MISSING in Bangkok - young british woman - please help

Posted by TMD1973 on 2/2/2015 at 15:52

My daughter is missing in Bangkok. We were contacted by someone who found her in the street clearly psychotic from drugs. She was last seen at The Mall Bang Kapi and said she was staying at the Sawasdee House Guest House but they say they have not heard of her. Please contact us if you see or hear of her. She is likely to be very unwell and is a danger to herself when ill. Her name is Hannah Davies. She has long brown dreadlocks, is caucasian, about 5 ft 6 inches and does not usually wear make ...

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Food Poisoning in Thailand

Posted by altmtl on 6/2/2015 at 07:31

I've been to SE Asia many a time and have been proud to say I never got sick... but I guess there's always a first time. I eat pretty much about anything and always take ice cubes... and I never worry. The other night in Phang-Nga I had a simple noodle soup with pork and a beer... the next morning I was feeling a bit under the weather but the real symptoms started in the late afternoon, luck should have it that I was in my room (with my own bathroom) - vomiting, the runs and cramps - couldn't ...

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Bus service from Nakhon Ratchasima to Laos

Posted by qifitness on 8/2/2015 at 04:00

Has anyone here made this trip recently and able to share information? I understand that there's now a daily bus from BKK to Vientiane that does stop in Nakhon Ratchisima, but can't find out at what time. Also, no luck finding out about booking. Since there's just one daily bus, it does seem likely that it could be full before reaching NR. So I'm wondering if it's possible to book in advance online (as with some Vietnamese bus companies). Any help appreciated. ...

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Mosquitoes in April and May.

Posted by BuzzmFrog84 on 3/2/2015 at 14:58

I've been reading more about the mosquito situation. So far from the advice I've been given I'm going to wear long sleeves and pants in the evening and morning hours and wear repellent with deet. I'm wondering if I should just buy (if available) the repellent as soon as I land. It seems there are regions that are more of a threat, like Koh Chang, where I plan on going. I hear the risk is especially higher in May and closer to the rainy season. I'd rather not catch anything from these suckers s ...

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Thai Tourist Visa Extension - Are days lost if you apply too early?

Posted by altmtl on 6/2/2015 at 03:42

Has anyone extended their 60 day thai visa (for another 30 days) recently? I'm getting mixed responses about this "losing days" issue if I apply too early for the extension... some say a month before is ok others say a week, others say a few days. In Theory you should lose no days at all as an extension is supposed to begin the day after your first visa expires. I assume they will tell you at the desk if it is too early before you apply? thx ...

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Thai ATM withdrawal 30,000 baht... Which Bank?

Posted by altmtl on 26/1/2015 at 07:44

I've asked this question before but never really got a straight answer... Does anyone know which Thai bank ATM's you are able to withdraw 30,000 baht from (international debit card) as opposed to the regular 20,000. I know they exist. I'll be in Ranong, Phang-Nga & Krabi, then Pai and Mae Hong Son Has someone done such a transaction recently? Please don't reply with a visa, mastercard or cash advance answer. - ATM ONLY - Which Bank? Does it depend on the branch? Yes I know 180 baht fee, ...

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Price hike at some Thai national parks

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/2/2015 at 19:02

Richard Barrow has put together a handy reference chart of the price hikes at Thai national parks that kicked in on February 1. I'm not going to bother getting into the whole double pricing thing, as I've ranted about on many occasions before, but I am curious just how they come up with these prices. Take for example four pretty good national parks, which are all now 300 baht for a foreign adult Kaeng Krachan National Park Sai Yok National Park Erawan National Park Khao Sok National Park The ...

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Diving Koh Tao

Posted by cjbaines on 2/2/2015 at 13:11

Hi, I'm looking at doing a Padi Open Water diving course late March, and I'm wondering whether it's best to book when I get there or before I leave? If anyone has any advice or would recommend somewhere, I'd appreciate it. Alternatively, any free diving advice would be great. Thanks, Charlie ...

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May i drive Toyota Hiace minivan in Thailand?

Posted by thomcat on 30/1/2015 at 15:56

Hello everybody, my question: may i drive Toyota Hiace minivan in Thailand with european B category driving license? My problem is this B category is valid for 9seater cars in Europe, but in Thailand at the car hires i seen only Hiace with 12 seats... Thailand is in the signatories to the 1949 Geneva Convention and in my international driving licence is only B cat. BUT in Thailand there are no B categories, but there are categories type1-7!! See below: Type 1 - Temporary Private Car: This licenc ...

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Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Khao Yai Transportation preferences and advice?

Posted by wormann on 27/1/2015 at 12:33

Hello Traveling community! I have been doing some reading and research but I had a few questions that I was wondering if anyone with personal experience might be able to answer or give preference on My husband and I want to travel first from Bangkok to Ayutthaya just for the day and then later make our way to Khao Yai National Park where we will spend the night and then be there the following day in the morning for a full day tour in the park. I have read about taking buses and mini vans ...

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Learning basic Thai

Posted by karibou on 1/4/2013 at 23:22

Can anyone suggest a good free tutorial (online) for learning some basic Thai? I have almost a year to study up before my first visit, and I'd like to master at least some rudimentary phrases to help me get by when I stray from the main tourist trails. Thanks! ...

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Any buses from Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom

Posted by stekmer on 29/1/2015 at 14:06

I've just read that there are no buses that run from Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom, only buses between Bueng Kan and Nong Khai. Does anyone know if this is still true? ...

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